Psalm 96:4
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New International Version
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

King James Bible
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is great and exceedingly to be praised; he is terrible above all gods.

World English Bible
For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, Fearful He is over all gods.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He is to be feared above all gods - I think the two clauses of this verse should be read thus: -

Jehovah is great, and greatly to be praised.

Elohim is to be feared above all.

I doubt whether the word אלהים Elohim is ever, by fair construction, applied to false gods or idols. The contracted form in the following verse appears to have this meaning.

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Psalm 18:3 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

Psalm 86:10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?...

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah...

and greatly

Psalm 18:3 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

he is

Psalm 66:3,5 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you...

Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

Jeremiah 10:6,7 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might...

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you...

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you...

Library
Psalm Xcvi. 1, 2
Psalm xcvi. 1, 2. Sing a new song unto the Lord; His mercies, every morning new, His truth and faithfulness record; Give to our God the glory due. God is the Lord; around His throne In heaven, adoring seraphim, And ransom'd saints, ascribe alone All power, might, majesty, to Hiin. On earth His church impregnable, Built on the rock of ages, stands, And yet, against the gates of hell, Shall send salvation through all lands. Thou, by whose word the worlds were made, In wisdom and in goodness framed,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

A Letter from Origen to Africanus.
Origen to Africanus, a beloved brother in God the Father, through Jesus Christ, His holy Child, greeting. Your letter, from which I learn what you think of the Susanna in the Book of Daniel, which is used in the Churches, although apparently somewhat short, presents in its few words many problems, each of which demands no common treatment, but such as oversteps the character of a letter, and reaches the limits of a discourse. [3028] And I, when I consider, as best I can, the measure of my intellect,
Origen—Origen's Letters

"Behold Your God!"
In Isaiah's day the spiritual understanding of mankind was dark through misapprehension of God. Long had Satan sought to lead men to look upon their Creator as the author of sin and suffering and death. Those whom he had thus deceived, imagined that God was hard and exacting. They regarded Him as watching to denounce and condemn, unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there was a legal excuse for not helping him. The law of love by which heaven is ruled had been misrepresented by the archdeceiver
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

God's Law Immutable
The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament." Revelation 11:19. The ark of God's testament is in the holy of holies, the second apartment of the sanctuary. In the ministration of the earthly tabernacle, which served "unto the example and shadow of heavenly things," this apartment was opened only upon the great Day of Atonement for the cleansing of the sanctuary. Therefore the announcement that the temple of God was opened in heaven and the ark
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:4
"I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:3
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

Psalm 48:1
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 76:7
It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?

Psalm 89:7
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

Psalm 95:3
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

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